26 Kids Boredom Busters Perfect for Winter


Wondering what winter and snow craft activities you can keep the kids busy on a cold winter day?  There’’s no more wondering what to do in January with these boredom busters!  Here are several free printable pages and activity sheets to keep your children occupied indoors.  These snow craft and winter activities for kids include snow ball and snow man games, a snowman kit, ice marbles, paper snowflakes, snow globes and edible snacks.

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Snow Craft

1.  Snow Ball Soap ~ Hide a small toy inside and they are the perfect gift for kids to make eachother! Keep a few around for bath time fun this winter or on display in your bathroom. 

2.  Ice Ornaments ~ Make these cute and easy ice ornaments with your kiddos this winter to put some fun in those long, cold days. 

3.  Cardboard Winter Animals Template ~ Make your own winter scene using cardboard and the free templates.  Using cardboard makes them extra durable.  {{wink}}

4.  Winter Wonderland Windowscape ~ These snowflake suncatchers are absolutely dreamy!  Kids can paint the suncatchers with suncatcher transparent paint, string and hang them in front of the nearest window or even in a tree.

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How To Make Snow Ice Cream

5.  Winter Ice Cream Shop ~ Here is a great way to bring the winter fun inside where it’s warm! A clever way to keep the toddler to elementary school aged kids in your home occupied with a ice cream shop serving fresh snow! The kids will love it, and you’ll love how easy this is to set up and put away!



6.  Snow Window {indoor sensory play} ~ You don’t have to have snow to enjoy this snow craft.  Kids can use their imagination and creativity to build a winter scene using q-tips, cotton balls, cotton pads and contact paper. 

7.  Ice Marbles ~ This is a great post with an idea that could double as both a science lesson and just plain fun! Using water balloons and some really cold winter weather you’ll get some pretty ice marbles. Easy to make and super fun to see!

8.  Arctic Slime ~ A fun boredom buster your kiddo’s will love.  It’s super easy and cheap.  All the ingredients can be found in your local grocery store.

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Make Snow Flakes

9.  Snowflake Stained Glass Mobile ~ DIY this faux stained glass on your windows or doors.  A perfect craft to do with your kids, and educational.

10.  Marbled Milk Snowflakes ~ Teach your kids how to marble food coloring with milk, add a paper towel snowflake and voila!

11.  Snowflake Stamp Art ~ Make your own snowflake stamp by bending and twisting a pipe cleaner.

12.  Borax Snowflake Crystals ~ These Crystal Snowflakes are the perfect addition to your Christmas tree. They are simple to make and cost very little money.  And, they are a fun boredom buster project to do with your kids.

13.  Snowflake Crayons ~ If your kids love to color and draw and you have a surplus of broken crayons then this craft is for you! 

14.  Snow Flake Ice Cube Activity ~ Make fun-shaped colored ice cubes and paint all your snowy sidewalks outside!

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Craft Snow

15.  Shivery Snow Paint ~ This fun kids paper craft will teach children how to create a snowy winter scene using shaving cream and glitter. 

16.  Craft Cardboard Snowflakes {Recycled Craft} ~ These gorgeous snowflakes are fairly simple to make and have a definite “wow” factor!  You will never believe this recycled craft was made from toilet paper rolls.

17.  Family Hand-Prints Winter Wonderland ~ Turn you family’s hand-prints into a beautiful wintery scene with this fun painting tutorial.

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Snowball Fight and Snowball Games

18.  Snow Shooters ~ Kids will have fun making their own snowman decorated cup and then shooting snowballs aka cotton balls with their cup.

19.  Super Bouncy Snowball Recipe ~ You’re kids will be bouncing with delight over this bouncy snowball recipe.  It only uses two ingredients, Elmer’s glue and liquid starch.

20.  Roll A Snowman {Games for Kids} ~ Today’s games for kids idea can’t get any easier to prepare and play! It’s great for kids and adults of all ages- my young kids love it, but you could also have your teenage children play it to see who gets out of doing the dishes after dinner- get creative!

21.  Cotton Ball Snowball Fight ~ You can still enjoy a good snowball fight without snow.  Give each child a bag of cotton balls or you can use wadded up paper or rolled socks.  It’s fun for everyone!

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Make A Snow Globe 

22.  Mason Jar Snow Globes & TerrariumsThis craft is easy for kids to make for parents and grandparents, and they’ll love being able to pick out their own decorations for the globes.

23.  Let it Snow Bottle ~ There’s just something about snow globes that provide hours of fun tipping them upside down and watching the objects float down.  This simple tutorial shows you how to create your own with a water bottle, school glue, glitter, water and buttons and beads.

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Winter Crafts for Kids

24.  Donut Hole Snowmen  ~ If you don’’t have any snow this winter or don’’t want to trudge outside in the cold to build one, make these fun snowmen on a stick and let your kids build and decorate them inside where it is nice and warm.

25.  Polar Bear Rice Krispies {Winter Dessert Food} ~ Turn your favorite Rice Krispie Treat recipe into fun winter themed treats using simple cookie cutter shapes you probably already own and some easy fondant tricks that Hungry Happenings will show you in this tutorial.

26.  Frozen Popcorn Snowballs ~ An easy sweet & salty snack your kids will love, especially forming them into snowballs.

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